MLB Rumors

Report: Giants discussing McGehee deal with Marlins
by Marty Gitlin |

Apparently deposed Marlins starting third baseman Casey McGehee is being discussed in trade talks with the Giants, per Fox Sports insider Ken Rosenthal.

Giants pitchers Matt Duffy and Hunter Strickland are among the possibilities to be sent to Miami.

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Mets P Syndergaard center of Tulowitzki talks with Rockies
by Marty Gitlin |

Premier Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard is the centerpiece of trade talks involving Rockies star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, per Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, who is further reporting that the teams are not close to finalizing a trade.

The pitching-rich Mets are dangling the 22-year-old Syndergaard, who struggled at the Triple-A level in 2014 with a 4.60 ERA and career-worst 1.48 WHIP. Syndergaard has fanned 474 in just 426 2/3 innings.

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Bud Black reveals OF configuration for Padres in 2015
by Marty Gitlin |

Bud Black sees his revamped Padres outfield consisting of Justin Upton in left, Matt Kemp in right and Wil Myers in center, per The Associated Press.

The very active Padres will have an entirely new outfield in 2015.

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Report: Cubs sign veteran C David Ross
by Marty Gitlin |

Catcher David Ross has signed a two-year contract with the Cubs for $5 million, sources have told Fox Sports insider Ken Rosenthal.

Ross, who was rumored to be headed to San Diego, has served as a backup throughout his career. His average has slipped in each of the last four seasons and dropped to .184 in 2014. It was his lowest mark in 10 years.

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Padres pick up RHP Northcroft in Upton deal
by Marty Gitlin |

The Padres have announced that they have also received right-hander Aaron Northcraft in the deal with the Braves that landed them slugger Justin Upton.

The 24-year-old Northcraft has yet to make his major league debut.

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Rays designate veteran RHP Brandon Gomes
by Marty Gitlin |

The Rays have designated right-hander Brandon Gomes for assignment.

Gomes split last season between Tampa Bay and Triple-A Durham. He finished the year with a 2-2 mark and 3.71 ERA in 29 relief appearances.

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Angels set to release INF Shawn O'Malley
by Marty Gitlin |

The Angels have granted infielder Shawn O'Malley his unconcitional release.

O'Malley was promoted briefly late in the 2014 season and managed three hits in 16 at-bats. It was his first major league stint.

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Tigers dispatch RHP Melvin Mercedes to Toledo
by Marty Gitlin |

The Tigers have outrighted right-hander Melvin Mercedes to Triple-A Toledo a week after designating him for assignment. He cleared waivers.

The 24 year old pitched two hitless shutout innings in one appearance this season for Detroit.

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Report suggests Marlins could trade deposed 3B McGehee
by Marty Gitlin |

The deal that sent Martin Prado to the Marlins could result in 2014 surprise Casey McGehee being expendable, per the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Prado is expected to assume the role of every-day third baseman for Miami. McGehee flashed virtually no power last season, but drove in 76 runs, batted .287 and committed just seven errors.

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Cubs claim Oakland castoff OF Shane Peterson
by Marty Gitlin |

Outfielder Shane Peterson has been claimed by the Cubs a week after being designated for assignment by Oakland.

Peterson managed one hit in seven at-bats for the Athletics in 2013 and has not played since.

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